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Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:55 am

Hi,

I do a lot of research and therefore I use find and search a lot. The thing that bothers me, is that when using find (ctrl+f) or search (ctrl+shift+f) these will toggle the dialog boxes. So, for instance, when the find dialog box is already open, I will press ctrl+f, start typing and press enter, after which I realise that, instead of searching, I closed the find dialog box and nothing happened.

What I would like, is that these keyboard shortcuts will always open and select the find/search input field (this is default in many programs, for instance Google Chrome). Is this already possible? Otherwise, I would like this to be added to a wishlist. Thanks.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:20 pm

Hi Hitman,

Thanks for the post - I believe that this is something that is planned, though I don't currently have any timeline for its implementation. I will add your voice to the feature request.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Mon Jun 30, 2014 6:34 pm

Hi Will,

Thanks, that would be great. BTW, I found another similar request yesterday over here.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Mon Jun 30, 2014 9:51 pm

Hi Hitman,

I've created a ticket out for this (RT-2600) as there wasn't one already. For now, I don't have info. on when this will be implemented, but it's something that the Dev. Team have said that they will add.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Sun Jul 06, 2014 6:28 pm

Hi,

I would like to add to this a request which also has to do with the find functionality. Would it be possible to highlight the scroll bars to see in an instant where the found keywords are located in the document? I can't upload an example, but it is easy to check out what I mean. For instance, go to the Tracker Software home page, press ctrl+f and search for 'the'. You instantly, in Chrome, see yellow bars with the locations of the found keyword.

Thanks again!

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by David.P » Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:58 am

+1 for the 'scroll bar find occurrence highlight' request (which will make the worlds best PDF search that PDF-XChange Editor offers, even better).

And afterwards, on to this feature:
David.P wrote:A rather simple but incredibly useful next step would be to highlight different words entered in the search pane in different colors (in the search result pane and in the document itself).

Imagine how amazing it would be if the search term occurrences of the four search terms in the below example would be highlighted (instead of with the same yellow) in four different pastel colors in the document, and also in the search pane:

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Here's what the result could look like (simulated with Firefox and SearchWP):
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Keep up the great work,

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:35 pm

HI David,

I know what you mean regards the highlight in the scroll bar. This is what I see in Chrome:

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I have made a feature request for that: RT#2618: Feature Request : Editor search results showing result location in scroll bar. I cannot promise at this juncture if/when this may be done, but rest assured it is on the radar...

Regards the multi-coloured highlight on search results, we do have a ticket for that from something you sent in some time ago called "Revolutionary Killer Feature for Power Reading" The ticket is RT#770: FR: Power Reading feature for annotations. It has been a while since we were looking to add new features like this, however the time is fast approaching when we will be looking to these again and this one is definitely one I'd like to see progressed.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Jul 07, 2014 5:12 pm

A further update, the highlight in the Toolbar is definitely going to happen. It won't be in the next build but it will come soon.

The multi-coloured search results, not so simple. We will take another look into this but there could be serious memory usage issues. We will do what we can, possibly introducing options to turn it off, that may not however be sufficient. So more research is needed here and there are higher priorities. This is not lost to us, it's just not going to happen right away if we do it.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:36 am

Great news about the highlight in the toolbar, that would help me so much in my research!

I can imagine that the multi-coloured search results are difficult to implement, but I'll be patiently waiting :)

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Tue Jul 08, 2014 1:03 pm

Hi Hitman,

Yes we will consider that, and in the mean time - if you use the quick find (Ctrl-F) and the Advanced Search (Ctlr-Shift-F) - they will both use different colours (by default blue and yellow/orange) so you can get at least two if not multi colour search highlights.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:22 pm

Hi Stefan, thanks, I didn't know about this work-around. This indeed can come in handy.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:03 pm

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by David.P » Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:46 am

Thank you Paul and Stefan for the updates!

Looking forward to the continued development of this great software.

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Tracker Supp-Stefan » Wed Jul 09, 2014 2:13 pm

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Hitman » Thu Jul 31, 2014 9:35 am

Just tried the new version, and it works!

Fantastic support when a requested feature is implemented within a month, thanks!

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Thu Jul 31, 2014 3:08 pm

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Vasyl-Tracker Dev Team » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:46 am

Hi guys.

About features:

1. "highlight different words entered in the search pane in different colors" (by David.P)
2. RT#2618: Feature Request : Editor search results showing result location in scroll bar. (by Hitman)

We will try to add it in our next build. Thanks for your suggestions and please wait..

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by David.P » Sun Aug 03, 2014 10:29 am

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Re: Find/Search input fields problem

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Sun Aug 03, 2014 5:52 pm

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